Mini Beaded Flowers Tutorial

Friday, March 4, 2011 |
My tutorial for this week is mini beaded flowers!


Supplies:
-Very small flower pot
-Paint
-Paint brush
-Wire
-Wire cutters
-Seed Beads
-Czech Glass beads
-Flower Tape
-Sand

This project was inspired by this little eye sore:


Someone had it sitting out front of their dorm room under a "free" sign. The paint was pretty dirty/ugly, but I thought I could make something pretty with it!

Steps:

Step 1: Paint your mini flower pot.

 So much better than that orange/red!

Step 2: Start making the beaded flowers. On a long piece of wire, string around 35 seed beads. Leave a long tail, and then twist the wire around the bead group into a loop a few times.  Repeat this three more times. I varied the sizes of my petals slightly, using 35 seed beads for two petals and about 25 for the other two.  


Make two of these.  Make sure you keep long wire tails! You will need them.


Step 3: Place petal set A on top of petal set B.  Wrap the wire tail of petal set A around the middle of petal set A and B. 



Don't worry about the wires looking pretty on the front or back, it will be covered up.

Step 4: Twist the remaining wire tails together on the backside of your flower. 


Step 5: String a 6mm Czech glass bead onto the middle of a piece of wire.  Thread it through the middle of the flower.  


Step 6: Secure the center bead to the center of the flowers by tightly twisting the wire tails around each other on the back of the flower.


Step 7: Twist both of the twisted wire tail groups together. 


Step 8: Cover all of the wire stems with florist tape


Trim off any excess stem with wire cutters, and you've got a flower!


I made three


Then, I filled my little flower pot with sand and stuck them in!


 So itty bitty and cute! I think it would look cute if I made three sets and put them on a little shelf.  For now, they'll be hanging out on a window sill (left) in my dorm or on my dresser (right)

You can get these mini flower pots for super cheap too! I found a pack of three at the dollar store for when I want to make more.

I'll be linking up to all of these great link parties!




16 comments:

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

So cute! Love these!

Bethany said...

Those are cute! they would be adorable in all different pastels for Easter--nice and springy. I remember once I bought a kit to make beaded flowers and butterflies. The end result was fine, but I think half the curses I've ever uttered were said while making those. And your flowers are tons cuter!

Tanya said...

I LOVE those flowers. Super cute. I have tons of beads so can't wait to try:) Found you on Tatertots and Jello

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Very cute!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I LOVE your crafts and ideas ;) Crafting is my passion too. I guess that's why I ended up being a seamstress LOL!

I'm following from the hop. ;)

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Closer to Lucy said...

Lucy is out hopping. Come on by when you get a chance Closer to Lucy

Julie said...

Love your ideas!! I'm following. :)

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Shelley said...

Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
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Shelley
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Shore Girl said...

These are so pretty. I'd like to make some for on my handmade cards!

April said...

cute!

Krafty Kat said...

So cute and sweet! I love how you "planted" them in a little pot! Thanks for linking up this week!

Christina said...

I might need these for my house...flowers I can't kill!! :)

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

liz said...

These are so adorable!

Dominique @ Craft Couture said...

Cute! Thanks for linking up to craft couture Monday.

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Thank you for sharing your great project by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, so drop by and link up more of your creativity! :)

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a pretty Spring decoration! I love anything beaded...two thumbs up for you for your trash to treasure makeover. ;) This was a good tutorial!

Thank you so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! :) Have fun finding some good reads, and I hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :)

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